Famous Quotes from ...

Shelley



    I'm not afraid of aging.

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    My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.

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    History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.

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    Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.

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    Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

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    Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.

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    I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.

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    Life may change, but it may fly not; Hope may vanish, but can die not; Truth be veiled, but still it burneth; Love repulsed, - but it returneth.

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    Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted

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    Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life... is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret.

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    Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim.

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    That has been challenging for us -- making sure that we carve out good, quality family time.

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    In the infancy of society every author is necessarily a poet

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    It might make one in love with death, to be buried in so sweet a place.

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    "Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep -- he hath awakened from the dream of life -- 'Tis we, who lost in stormy visions, keep with phantoms an unprofitable strife.

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    Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

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    Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.

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    Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whatever it touches.

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    Standing armies can never consist of resolute robust men; they may be well-disciplined machines, but they will seldom contain men under the influence of strong passions, or with very vigorous faculties.

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    Commerce has set the mark of selfishness, the signet of its all-enslaving power, upon a shining ore, and called it gold: before whose image bow the vulgar great, the vainly rich, the miserable proud, the mob of peasants, nobles, priests, and kings, and with blind feelings reverence the power that grinds them to the dust of misery.

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    Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.

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    And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart.

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    How wonderful is death! Death and his brother sleep.

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    High-level nuclear waste is already being stored at nuclear power plants across our nation, and there is no reason why it cannot safely remain there for decades,

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    I shall live to improve myself, to take care of my child and to render myself worthy to join him. Soon my weary pilgrimage will begin.

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    A dream has power to poison sleep.

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    A husband and wife ought to continue united so long as they love each other. Any law which should bind them to cohabitation for one moment after the decay of their affection would be a most intolerable tyranny, and the most unworthy of toleration.

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    If you can take sick time for their death, you should be able to take sick time to help them while they're alive.

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    He [Mr. Wrong] still shows up in my dreams, and I still don't know what to do with him. I was quite enamored with him and unfortunately, or fortunately, he showed up in my adult life too--not exactly by accident.

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    If you are interested in education, if you are concerned about your property values, if you would like to see what your tax dollars are getting you, come to the meeting.

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    I hope to renew a passion for education. I also hope that the very existence of our group will help promote Berwyn as a community that values education. Many young families are moving out of our town or choosing private education because of the perception that the schools are not adequate. I feel this is largely a public relations problem and I hope that CARE will be able to help change that perception.

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    Is it not odd that the only generous person I ever knew, who had money to be generous with, should be a stockbroker.

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